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katemckenzie
Screwed for rent
February 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Rent is due today.

$650 by 9pm. I have $380. I don't get paid for 2 more days, and I can't be late without extensive late fees. DS's father gives my 250 in CS each month out of pocket, because FOC has been dragging their asses on processing my application for CS. This month though, he's decided he's not giving me a cent, because he suddenly "wants custody of DS." We share parenting time half and half, even though I have full custody by default. I think he just doesn't have the money and doesn't want to tell me. All of his bills are paid, but I haven't paid my electric, gas, phone, internet, etc in 5 months, since we split and he left me jobless in this overpriced apartment. I work now, but even full time, minimum wage doesn't cut it. My car doesn't have insurance or tags, and it's only a matter of time before it gets impounded. I'm so stressed out, I can't stop throwing up. 
We're going to be homeless and he acts like he doesn't even care.
He's a very good father and has always been very helpful to us, but I don't know why he's suddenly being an asswipe about it.
Any suggesstions on how to deal with this situation? 

Replies

  • victoriahearts
    February 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Sorry I don't have any advice for you, you can't force him to give you money since he isn't being compiled to by court at the moment, any way that you can bother money from friends or family and repay them once you get paid at the end of the week?

  • katemckenzie
    February 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    I've borrowed money from people for the past 5 months, and I still haven't been able to pay them back yet. I have no one left to borrow from. :/


    Quoting victoriahearts:

    Sorry I don't have any advice for you, you can't force him to give you money since he isn't being compiled to by court at the moment, any way that you can bother money from friends or family and repay them once you get paid at the end of the week?



  • victoriahearts
    February 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Well then you may have to pay the late fees and I would ask your landlord about getting out of your lease so that you can find an affordable place to live. 

    Quoting katemckenzie:

    I've borrowed money from people for the past 5 months, and I still haven't been able to pay them back yet. I have no one left to borrow from. :/


    Quoting victoriahearts:

    Sorry I don't have any advice for you, you can't force him to give you money since he isn't being compiled to by court at the moment, any way that you can bother money from friends or family and repay them once you get paid at the end of the week?





  • ckmom2013
    February 5, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    Go to the board of social services ...welfare n tell them u r about to b homeless get rental assistance
  • katemckenzie
    February 5, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    We have the Dept of Human Services. They're all lazy and don't do their jobs. I applied for assistance MONTHS ago, and haven't heard back. I call and email almost every day.


    Quoting ckmom2013:

    Go to the board of social services ...welfare n tell them u r about to b homeless get rental assistance



  • Mommyto2LilMen
    February 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Keep calling, several times a day, tell them you are going to lose your apartment today because you can't pay rent.  Call churches in your area and see if they can help. 

  • katemckenzie
    February 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I've called to the point where I don't have any more minutes on my phone. I'm out until the 10th. 


    Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

    Keep calling, several times a day, tell them you are going to lose your apartment today because you can't pay rent.  Call churches in your area and see if they can help. 



  • katemckenzie
    February 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    BUMP!

  • DDDaysh
    by DDDaysh
    February 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM

     I hate to even suggest this, but any chance of a payday or title loan? 

  • katemckenzie
    February 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    I have no title on anything, I don't own my car, my ex does, and I tried a payday loan, but every place I tried said my check average doesn't meet their minimum requirement.


    Quoting DDDaysh:

     I hate to even suggest this, but any chance of a payday or title loan? 



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